Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Hong Kong Policy Act Report 03/31/2021 10:52 AM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State Over the past year, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has continued to dismantle Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy, in violation of its obligations under the Sino-British Joint Declaration and Hong Kong’s Basic Law.  In particular, the PRC government’s adoption and the Hong Kong ...
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Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study

Joint Statement on the WHO-Convened COVID-19 Origins Study MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 30, 2021 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Israel, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, the Republic of Korea, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: The Governments of Australia, Canada, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, ...
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PRC Sanctions on U.S. Officials

PRC Sanctions on U.S. Officials 03/27/2021 09:02 PM EDT Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States condemns the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) baseless sanctions on two U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) commissioners apparently in retaliation for U.S. sanctions on PRC officials connected with serious human rights abuse in Xinjiang.  This comes after the PRC’s January ...
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Treasury Sanctions Chinese Government Officials in Connection with Serious Human Rights Abuse in Xinjiang

U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Public Affairs Press Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 22, 2021  Treasury Sanctions Chinese Government Officials in Connection with Serious Human Rights Abuse in Xinjiang WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned two current Chinese government officials in connection with serious human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). ...
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Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Abuse with Our Partners

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN March 22, 2021 Promoting Accountability for Human Rights Abuse with Our Partners Today, the United States, in unity with our partners, is imposing sanctions against Wang Junzheng, the Secretary of the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) and Chen Mingguo, Director of the ...
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Joint Statement on Xinjiang

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  MEDIA NOTE March 22, 2021 Joint Statement on Xinjiang The text of the following statement was released by the foreign ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State. Begin Text: We, the Foreign Ministers of Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ...
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Update to Report on Identification of Foreign Persons Involved in the Erosion of the Obligations of China Under the Joint Declaration or the Basic Law

Update to Report on Identification of Foreign Persons Involved in the Erosion of the Obligations of China Under the Joint Declaration or the Basic Law REPORT BUREAU OF EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS MARCH 16, 2021 On October 14, 2020, the Secretary of State submitted a report to Congress pursuant to section 5(a) of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act (HKAA), which listed 10 foreign persons that the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, determined are materially contributing to, have materially contributed to, ...
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Hong Kong Autonomy Act Update

Hong Kong Autonomy Act Update PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 17, 2021 Yesterday in Tokyo, Japan, I spoke of the need to stand up for our shared democratic values and to work together to hold to account those who would threaten them. Today, we are again doing that.  The release of today’s update to the Hong ...
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G7 Statement on Hong Kong Electoral Changes

G7 Statement on Hong Kong Electoral Changes 03/12/2021 03:26 PM EST Office of the Spokesperson The text of the following statement was released by the G7 foreign ministers of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States of America and the High Representative of the European Union. Begin Text: We, the G7 Foreign Ministers of Canada, France, Germany, ...
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Assault on Democracy in Hong Kong

Assault on Democracy in Hong Kong 03/11/2021 07:03 PM EST Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State The United States condemns the PRC’s continuing assault on democratic institutions in Hong Kong.  The National People’s Congress decision today to unilaterally change Hong Kong’s electoral system is a direct attack on autonomy promised to people in Hong Kong under the Sino-British Joint Declaration.  These ...
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PRC Military Pressure Against Taiwan Threatens Regional Peace and Stability

PRC Military Pressure Against Taiwan Threatens Regional Peace and Stability PRESS RELEASE NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 23, 2021 The United States notes with concern the pattern of ongoing PRC attempts to intimidate its neighbors, including Taiwan. We urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan and instead engage in meaningful dialogue with Taiwan’s democratically elected representatives. We will stand with friends and allies to ...
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Determination of the Secretary of State on Atrocities in Xinjiang

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson January 19, 2021  STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO The United States of America has led the world in holding the perpetrators of the most heinous human rights abuses accountable. From the Nuremberg Trials, to the creation of the Genocide Convention in 1948, to the declaration of ...
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Designating PRC and Hong Kong Officials After Widespread Pro-Democracy Arrests in Hong Kong

01/15/2021 12:38 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Today, the United States is designating six PRC and Hong Kong officials in connection with the draconian National Security Law (NSL), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13936, “The President’s Executive Order on Hong Kong Normalization.” On January 6, Hong Kong authorities arrested more than 50 ...
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Protecting and Preserving a Free and Open South China Sea

01/14/2021 11:42 AM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The United States and all law-abiding nations share a deep interest in the preservation of a free and open South China Sea.  All nations, regardless of military and economic power, should be free to enjoy the rights and freedoms guaranteed to them under international law, ...
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Lifting Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship

Lifting Self-Imposed Restrictions on the U.S.-Taiwan Relationship 01/09/2021 03:29 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Taiwan is a vibrant democracy and reliable partner of the United States, and yet for several decades the State Department has created complex internal restrictions to regulate our diplomats, servicemembers, and other officials’ interactions with their Taiwanese counterparts. The United States government took these actions ...
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Joint Statement on Hong Kong

Joint Statement on Hong Kong 01/09/2021 06:07 PM EST Office of the Spokesperson The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Begin Text: We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and the United States Secretary of State, underscore our serious concern ...
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Statement by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo : On the Mass Arrests of Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO January 6, 2021 On the Mass Arrests of Democracy Advocates in Hong Kong Today’s arrests of more than 50 politicians and pro-democracy advocates by local authorities in Hong Kong is an outrage, and a reminder of the Chinese ...
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China’s Nuclear Madness OP-ED

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AMBASSADOR MARSHALL S. BILLINGSLEA, SPECIAL PRESIDENTIAL ENVOY FOR ARMS CONTROL NEWSWEEK JANUARY 4, 2021 COVID-19 has taught the world that the Chinese Communist Party’s lies can have vast and terrible consequences. As the United States, our allies and our partners renew calls for transparency about the virus, we also urge Beijing to come clean about another danger: China’s opaque and threatening nuclear weapons buildup. During ...
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On the Silencing and Prosecution of PRC Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan

 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO December 29, 2020 On the Silencing and Prosecution of PRC Citizen Journalist Zhang Zhan The United States strongly condemns the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) sham prosecution and conviction of citizen journalist Zhang Zhan on December 28. We call on the PRC government to release her immediately and unconditionally. ...
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Protecting U.S. Investors from Financing Communist Chinese Military Companies

12/28/2020 09:06 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State President Trump took decisive action last month to protect American investors and pension holders from funding Communist Chinese military companies (CCMCs) through Executive Order (13959) Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance Communist Chinese Military Companies.  The Trump Administration is coordinating closely to counter ...
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Additional Restrictions on the Issuance of Visas for People’s Republic of China Officials Engaged in Human Rights Abuses

12/21/2020 12:06 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State China’s authoritarian rulers impose draconian restrictions on the Chinese people’s freedoms of expression, religion or belief, association, and the right to peaceful assembly.  The United States has been clear that perpetrators of human rights abuses like these are not welcome in our country. Today, I ...
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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on People’s Republic of China Actors Linked to Malign Activities

12/18/2020 03:11 PM EST Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State The Chinese Communist Party’s malign activity at home and abroad harms U.S. interests and undermines the sovereignty of our allies and partners.  The United States will use all countermeasures available, including actions to prevent People’s Republic of China (PRC) companies and institutions from exploiting U.S. ...
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Designation of Additional PRC Propaganda Outlets as Foreign Missions

PRESS STATEMENT MORGAN ORTAGUS, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 21, 2020 Over the past decade, and particularly under General Secretary Xi Jinping’s tenure, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has asserted greater control over China’s state-backed propaganda outlets while trying to disguise them as independent news agencies.  General Secretary Xi himself has stated, “Party-owned media must. . . embody the party’s will, ...
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Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets

Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 5, 2020 The Clean Network program is the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Today, I am announcing the ...
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On the CCP’s Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism

On the Chinese Communist Party’s Extra-Territorial Authoritarianism PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 4, 2020 The Chinese Communist Party cannot tolerate the free thinking of its own people, and increasingly is trying to extend its reach outside China’s borders. In the latest example, Chinese authorities have reportedly issued arrest warrants for six pro-democracy advocates resident outside of China, ...
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History, Ambition, and Technology: The CCP’s Challenges to U.S. Export Control Policy

History, Ambition, and Technology: The Chinese Communist Party’s Challenges to U.S. Export Control Policy REMARKS DR. CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY FORD, ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CHINA TASK FORCE JULY 13, 2020 As prepared Good day, Mr. Chairman and distinguished Members, and thank you for inviting me.  It is a pleasure to ...
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Communist China and the Free World’s Future

Communist China and the Free World’s Future SPEECH MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE YORBA LINDA, CALIFORNIA THE RICHARD NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM JULY 23, 2020 GOVERNOR WILSON: Well, thank you very much, Chris. Most generous. I’m not sure your grandfather would have recognized me. I have the great pleasure – in addition to welcoming all of you to the Nixon ...
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21st Anniversary of the PRC Government’s Persecution of Falun Gong

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release July 20, 2020 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO 21st Anniversary of the PRC Government’s Persecution of Falun Gong Since 1999, the Communist Party of China (CCP) has sought to eradicate Falun Gong, a spiritual practice originating in China, and its peaceful practitioners and ...
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Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers Remarks on China Policy

I would like to thank the leadership and staff of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum — especially Director Elaine Didier — for hosting today’s event.  I’d also like to offer a special thanks to the Ford Presidential Foundation and Executive Director Joe Calvaruso.  Even under normal circumstances, hosting an event can be a challenge, ...
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Secretary Michael Pompeo at a press availability

SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning, everyone.  I want to start by marking – yeah, good morning.  Good to see some new – James, great to see you back. QUESTION:  Likewise. SECRETARY POMPEO:  Welcome.  I want to start by marking two anniversaries.  First, on July 11th, the United States and Vietnam celebrated the 25th anniversary of the ...
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U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions on Certain Employees of Chinese Technology Companies

The United States of America has long been a beacon of hope for the world’s most oppressed peoples, and a voice for those who have been silenced. We have been especially vocal about the Chinese Communist Party’s human rights abuses, which rank among the worst in the world.
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Secretary Pompeo at a Press Briefing on Current U.S. Foreign Policy

It’s great to be with the Foreign Press Center today. This is my first briefing with all of you, actually, and the Secretary, of course, was with you a few years ago, so we are delighted to be back with all of the foreign press represented here in Washington and New York.
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Five Years of Injustice Following China’s 709 Crackdown

Five Years of Injustice Following China’s 709 Crackdown 07/08/2020 08:13 PM EDT Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State On July 9, five years ago the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched a nationwide offensive targeting hundreds of defense lawyers and human rights defenders for detention, interrogation, and politically motivated criminal charges. The “709” crackdown, named for ...
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